Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottle Conditioned.
Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.
The particular character and the unique taste of "Delirium Tremens" result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colourful label contribute to its success.
In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as "best beer in the world". A gold medal during the "world beer championships" in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Small white head; hazy yellow body with yeast floaties. Aroma of apple, alcohol, licorice and peppery hops with notes of cough juice. Taste is again licorice, apple, cough jouce, and metallic hop notes. Bitter marzipan aftertaste. Pretty light overall. Quite good, but a bit too bitter and medicinal for me, with not enough to offer to make up for it. (0.33l bottle.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled. Hazy golden coloured with a rather large head. Sweet and kinda alcoholic with notes of fruits, candied sugar and yeasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa. Chunky, straw colored pour (way more sediment than I expected) with a solid white head. The aroma has a light “Belgian” quality with clove, banana, cotton candy and a general sweetness. The flavor has light malt laced with spices like cinnamon. There is some Belgian hard candy and a bit of mustiness (maybe some fruit notes-musty fruit). The body is medium and sticky. While this was not my favorite, it was generally enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
homosaur (7) - USA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
Delerium Tremens is a widely available standby with good alcohol content and delicious taste. Light and fruity, very traditional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
Golden and hazy with a nice head. Aroma is yeasty with spice, caramel and apples. Nice rich and sweet flavour with a warming quality. Finishes with a citrus and yeasty zing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle from the Blue Max. This pours a cloudy golden color with a shitload of floaties. Yum. Nose is heavy with cardamon and exotic spices.Oh and some pears maybe.Gotta love a good BSA. Nice mouthfeel and lasting spice flavor on the tastebuds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Monk’s Cafe in Philly. This is a nice beer. Not on par with some of the better Belgians but tonight it served as a nice warm up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Poured a clear yellow, with a large, white, foamy head. Aroma was of hops, yeast and fruit. Flavor was smoothbut strong, nice hop citrus along with yeast. Rather carbonated palate. Real good beer, wish I had tried it sooner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3441) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 Tap at yard house (rerate from bottle). Dark yellow, very large head. Taste was yeasty, but somewhat different than the traditional belgian yeast flavor. Also flavors of malt and hops. Sweet ending, w/ some pepper. Alcohol was not very present to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2006 on 18/11/06 - A very interesting taste. Hoppy, malty, yeasty and citrusy - "Tremensdous"!

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